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Annual Harbor and Seafood Festival in Santa Barbara canceled but fresh fish is still sold off the boats

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The Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival has been canceled for 2020 due to crowd gathering issues and COVID-19.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The normally bustling Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival set for October has been called off due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Waterfront officials have been keeping close tabs on the trends, the opening protocols and other factors and say it is not possible for 2020. Many other events have been totally called off, and some have had a virtual component to it, but nothing like the live experiences.

Large gatherings are not allowed under the current Santa Barbara County Health Department order.

The festival normally draw thousands of visitors.

It featured live music, fresh seafood vendors, tours of the Coast Guard cutter, demonstrations by the Harbor Patrol and live music.

The waterfront officials say, however, the weekly Fisherman's Market is still held with spacing Saturday morning from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the City Pier.

For more information go to: Santa Barbara Fisherman's Market

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